UVM to participate in ‘National Roll Call’ on Veterans Day

first_imgAt 3 p.m.  the VCO and SGA will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony in Memorial Lounge in the Waterman Building. Speakers will include  faculty, students and staff and members of the Burlington community. The ceremony will also feature a performance by the UVM a cappella group Zest and a video produced by UVMtv.  The Veterans Collaborative Organization is an SGA-sponsored club that provides services and community for the 77 veterans and 75 dependents of veterans attending UVM.The Remembrance Day National Roll Call is sponsored nationally by the Veterans Knowledge Community of NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. NASPA is a 12,000-member association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs professionals.Lt. Col. (Ret) Brett Morris, the National Roll Call coordinator, said, “We wanted to rally campus communities across the nation to send a powerful message to the troops currently serving that their peers have not forgotten their sacrifices, or those of the fallen.”### At 2 pm, members of the UVM and surrounding communities are invited to come to Bailey Howe to observe a nationwide synchronized moment of silence.  The moment of silence is taking place at the eleventh hour (Pacific Time) of 11-11-11: the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2011 ‘ a few weeks after the tenth anniversary of 9-11.  “Many members of our community, no matter what their political views, are looking for ways to understand and honor the sacrifice that so many veterans have made, and to support the troops that are currently serving,” said Little, a junior in the School of Business Administration who served in Afghanistan. “My hope is that people will note and appreciate the readings during the day, and then come to Bailey Howe at 2 p.m. to observe the moment of silence.” He added that the flag display is meant to provide a dramatic visual for increasing awareness of the number of troops who have died in the wars.   “We are proud to be co-sponsoring this event with the Veterans Collaborative Organization,” said Katie Rifken, a senior psychology major and chair of the SGA’s Legislative Action Committee. “To so many of us, these wars are distant events. This is a way for our community to understand the very real sacrifice so many made and to honor these brave men and women.” University of Vermont,On Veterans Day, Friday November 11, members of the University of Vermont community will commemorate the more than 6,200 veterans who sacrificed their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars by participating in Remembrance Day National Roll Call, joining more than 170 campuses across the country.UVM’s Veterans Collaborative Organization and the Student Government Association are sponsoring the event.  UVM is the only Vermont school participating. Beginning at 7 am, 25 UVM students, faculty and staff will read the names of all of the veterans in chronological order, beginning with the first fallen soldier.  Each reader will speak for 15 minutes from a podium in front of the Bailey Howe library.  The reading of the names will take about eight hours to complete. More that 6,000 American flags honoring the fallen veterans will be displayed on the green in front of Bailey Howe.  The Kappa Sigma fraternity will also spread a large canvas near the podium outlining an American flag.  Passersby will be invited to place a hand or thumb-print on the canvas using cans of blue and red paint.  According to Ryan Little, president of the Veterans Collaborative Organization, the National Roll Call both honors those who gave their lives for their country and offers a way for the UVM community to come together over wars that, for many, are remote from their lives. last_img read more

Arizona utility APS issues RFP for additional solar and battery storage

first_imgArizona utility APS issues RFP for additional solar and battery storage FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Arizona Public Service (APS) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 300-400MW of renewables capacity and for energy storage to be retrofitted at its solar plants.The renewables RFP, which is open to all technologies, has been designed to address peak capacity needs of about 200-300MW per year to maintain reliable electric service during times of highest energy usage. Proposed projects must have in-service dates in either 2023 or 2024.Separately, APS is requesting a total of 60MW of battery storage additions at two of its existing solar facilities in Arizona: the Red Rock and Chino Valley plants. Proposed projects must begin delivery no later than June 2023.The news comes after APS announced its plan earlier this year to deliver 100% clean energy by 2050, with an interim target of 65% clean energy by 2030. Brad Albert, APS vice president of resource management, said the company has made “steady progress” since setting those goals.The utility previously called for the deployment of 850MW of energy storage by 2025 and said it would enlist sustainable infrastructure developer Invenergy to install battery systems at six of its solar PV facilities by 2021. APS said this week it has now executed the agreement after working with Invenergy “to incorporate enhanced safety standards in battery energy storage”. The battery systems are now expected to be operational in early 2022.While APS announced its clean energy goal back in January, Arizona regulators recently approved measures that will require all utilities in the state to receive all their power from carbon-free sources by 2050. The Arizona Corporation Commission ruling also includes interim carbon reduction targets for regulated utilities of 50% by 2032 and 75% by 2040.[Jules Scully]More: Arizona utility issues RFPs for renewables, battery storage retrofitslast_img read more

UW doesn’t quite go down ‘fighting’ in loss

first_imgUW senior guard Trevon Hughes wasn\’t able to stop Illinois\’ Demetri McCamey, who had 27 points in UI\’s upset win at the Kohl Center.[/media-credit]Entering Tuesday’s contest, 51 unranked Big Ten opponents had entered the Kohl Center in the Bo Ryan era, and 51 times the Wisconsin Badgers emerged victorious.Junior guard Demetri McCamey of Illinois would have none of that.After a slow start through the first 10 minutes of play, McCamey and the Illini reignited the hot streak they had carried into the game, shooting better than 50 percent from the floor en route to a 63-56 victory over Wisconsin.Although the No. 13 Badgers are not as highly ranked as Michigan State was when Illinois beat the Spartans over the weekend, the Illini recognize their most recent win was perhaps their biggest yet this season.“Wisconsin is a tremendous team and they barely lose here,” McCamey said of the Kohl Center. “You never know the next team that will come in here and win. So, I’m just going to celebrate tonight and get back to work Thursday.”Trailing by as many as nine points with the clock winding down, the Badgers kept firing up threes as if it were the only way they knew how to score points.It did not work out as Wisconsin likely would have hoped, as Illinois stayed strong to the end, holding the Badgers to just 14 points in the final 17 minutes of play, including just eight over the final 10:06.In that last 10-minute stretch, Ryan’s squad went just 2-for-12 from beyond the arc and 3-of-18 from the floor. After shooting 48 percent overall in the first half and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc, the Badgers hit just 16.7 percent of their shots down the stretch.At no other point since Jon Leuer’s injury on Jan. 9, has it been so evident the Badgers need for his size inside when the shots are not falling from beyond the arc.“They seem to rely so much on the three pointers,” Illinois head coach Bruce Weber said of the Badgers. “They really hurt us with threes early — maybe they fell in love with the three, because they didn’t make them late. … They don’t really go inside very much.”After a slow start for both teams, but especially the Illini, McCamey and center Mike Tisdale sparked the Illinois offense, leading them with 27 and 19 points, respectively.With 7:52 to play in the first half, the Badgers had their biggest lead at 21-11 after a four-point play by senior guard Trevon Hughes. It appeared at that point UW had control of the game, but momentum quickly swung to the Illini.Wisconsin and Illinois went back-and-forth for each of the teams’ next two possessions, making it a 10-point UW lead at 25-15. But a McCamey layup following a Rob Wilson free throw sparked both the 6-foot-3 guard and the Illini offense.McCamey scored 15 of the last 20 points in the half for Illinois, including three straight 3-pointers in the final three Illini possessions before the half, giving him 16 points at the break.“The first three he made got him going all night,” Hughes said. “If we would have stopped that, probably things would have gone the other way, but he was able to be effective off the ball screen and make tough plays.”Thanks to a buzzer-beating three ball by Hughes, however, UW headed to the locker room with the lead.And after shooting a combined 51 percent in the first half, both teams stayed hot out of the break, combining for 29 points in the first seven minutes of play.The game went back-and-forth again until the final five minutes of the game. With 5:16 remaining, senior guard Jason Bohannon drained a three to tie the game at 53.Surprisingly enough, though, the shot from long distance did more to spark the visiting team than the Badgers, who would score just three more points in the game.“I thought, ‘Man, here goes Bo again… the lucky horseshoe’s out again,’” Weber said of the shot. “But we were able to respond and make the play.”Illinois went on a 9-0 run over the next five minutes before Wilson hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining.As the Badgers went 0-for-9 during Illinois’ run, the Illini hit 5-of-7 free throws between the Badgers’ made baskets, both of which were threes.“We were right in the right position until the end of the game,” Bohannon said. “We were still doing other things that were keeping us there… we just have to find a way to make those shots.”last_img read more

Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to beat Seattle

first_imgAfter picking up its first win of the season on Wednesday against Colgate, Syracuse (1-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) continues its nonconference slate against Seattle (2-2). The Redhawks enter Saturday’s game in the Carrier Dome with two non-Division I wins and two losses to Washington State and Eastern Washington. This is the first game in the NIT Season Tip-Off series, and as of Friday night, Syracuse is favored by 15.5 points and the over/under is set at 129, per Pinnacle.Here are our beat writers’ predictions for Saturday’s 7 p.m. game in the Carrier Dome:Nick Alvarez (2-0)‘Seattle’Syracuse 74, Seattle 48 After two-straight early deficits, Syracuse should steamroll Seattle from tip on Saturday night. Elijah Hughes is slowly finding his groove, swishing a 3 while falling backward against Colgate, and can have his early-season showcase. In its last game, Seattle allowed 25 to Eastern Washington’s Jacob Davison. Elsewhere, Bourama Sidibe is coming off the best half of his career and will lead a center-rotation officially down to two players In my opinion, the most interesting thing to watch will be Joe Girard III’s development now that he’s officially SU’s starting guard.Michael McCleary (2-0)They have the Space Needle, I guessSyracuse 83, Seattle 51AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis game won’t be close. Nothing against the city of Seattle, of course. It is, after all, ranked the No. 3 big city to live in. Really cool place. But this isn’t about that, and Syracuse — in a home game — should have an easy time with this one. The Redhawks were blown out by Washington State. Syracuse perhaps presents an even bigger challenge than them, and SU’s proficiency from beyond the arc can make this game well out of reach. And quickly, too.Josh Schafer (2-0)Sounding offSyracuse 81 Seattle 53This the fourth-easiest game left on Syracuse’s schedule per Kenpom and it’s easy to see why. With a 30-point loss to Washington State and some of the worst shooting stats in the country (Seattle is currently ranked 351st out of 353 teams in 3-point field goal percentage), there’s little room to expect and upset. The Redhawks just aren’t close to competing with an ACC team and this game will be better to watch Syracuse’s offense continue to search for rhythm, SU head coach Jim Boeheim said after the win over Colgate the team still needs to look better on offense and that will start on Saturday against a sub-par defense. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 15, 2019 at 8:45 pmlast_img read more